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Informations rapidesIn April 2024, manufacturing output increased (+0.4%)  Industrial production index - April 2024

In April 2024, output increased over a month in the manufacturing industry (+0.4% after ‑0.4% in March 2024) and in the whole industry (+0.5% after ‑0.2%).

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No 143
Paru le :Paru le05/06/2024
Prochaine parution le : 02/08/2024 at 08:45 - June 2024

In April 2024, output increased over a month in the manufacturing industry (+0.4% after ‑0.4% in March 2024) and in the whole industry (+0.5% after ‑0.2%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2024-04 98.25 103.89 110.91 101.51 102.72
2024-03 99.02 101.16 113.89 100.61 102.28
2024-02 99.55 102.47 111.5 101.03 102.65
2024-01 98.18 100.64 114.59 99.61 101.5
2023-12 96.94 100.06 120.73 101.73 103.33
2023-11 95.38 105.21 119.28 100.04 102.75
2023-10 96.84 103.46 118.04 99.87 102.6
2023-09 96.26 104.06 115.34 99.9 102.39
2023-08 97.64 103.86 119.66 98.92 102.43
2023-07 98.51 104.65 113.1 99.41 102.22
2023-06 98.85 105.27 118.45 98.4 102.5
2023-05 98.9 106.45 120.34 99.55 103.52
2023-04 98.05 104.26 118.39 98.63 101.48
2023-03 98.56 104.01 116.29 99.2 101.26
2023-02 98.16 105.0 118.07 99.37 102.81
2023-01 97.85 104.34 109.4 98.91 101.47
2022-12 98.15 101.3 115.4 100.36 102.46
2022-11 100.64 104.68 106.27 101.47 102.77
2022-10 99.73 99.95 107.73 99.58 99.91
2022-09 99.75 105.7 109.43 101.31 102.92
2022-08 100.47 102.82 112.09 101.84 103.49
2022-07 99.78 98.31 105.34 99.51 100.59
2022-06 100.27 101.78 107.03 101.1 102.16
2022-05 98.56 99.32 101.44 101.24 101.05
2022-04 99.59 97.94 100.66 99.81 100.04
2022-03 101.21 99.77 96.27 101.78 101.22
2022-02 101.16 101.15 100.77 100.89 101.18
2022-01 102.02 99.44 101.95 102.95 102.43
2021-12 101.41 101.36 100.97 98.82 100.08
2021-11 102.2 98.09 94.22 99.49 99.43
2021-10 100.95 100.81 104.97 100.6 101.26
2021-09 99.34 101.01 89.9 99.65 98.8
2021-08 99.86 99.44 99.63 100.73 100.4
2021-07 100.54 98.48 103.68 99.99 100.35
2021-06 100.61 99.94 95.83 99.88 99.71
2021-05 99.1 98.78 97.34 99.43 98.99
2021-04 98.51 100.37 99.75 99.99 99.65
2021-03 100.08 100.78 101.23 100.06 100.21
2021-02 97.58 99.05 100.33 98.94 98.59
2021-01 99.82 101.9 112.15 102.4 102.53
  • Legend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Machinery and equipment goods - (C4): Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5): Other manufacturing.

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

  • Legend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Machinery and equipment goods - (C4): Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5): Other manufacturing.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES

Over a month, output bounced back in the “other manufacturing” industries

In April 2024, production bounced back in the “other manufacturing industries” (+0.9% after ‑0.4%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+2.7% after ‑1.3%). It increased again in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+1.2% after +0.8%). On the contrary, it fell back in the manufacture of transport equipment (‑2.6% after +2.1%): it declined in the manufacture of “other transport equipment” (‑4.8% after +3.5%) but increased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailer (+0.9% after +0.1%). It decreased again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (‑0.8% after ‑0.5%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (‑0.6% after ‑4.7%).

Variation in the Industrial Production

2021 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production (2021 based, SA-WDA changes in %)
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] April 2024 April 2024 / March 2024 March 2024 / Feb. 2024 Quarter-on-quarter change (3) Year-on-year change (4)
BE: INDUSTRY 100.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.3
CZ: Manufacturing 102.7 0.4 -0.4 0.0 0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 98.3 -0.8 -0.5 2.2 0.7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 123.1 -0.6 -4.7 -3.5 16.8
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 103.9 2.7 -1.3 0.5 -1.8
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 113.5 1.2 1.8 2.8 3.0
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 99.4 1.8 -1.8 1.1 -2.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 96.2 5.2 -4.7 -2.5 -7.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 110.9 -2.6 2.1 -5.2 -4.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 107.1 0.9 0.1 -5.1 -10.6
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 113.6 -4.8 3.5 -5.2 -0.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.5 0.9 -0.4 0.6 2.0
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 123.7 9.1 -6.8 -0.1 1.3
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 94.0 2.3 -1.3 3.1 1.1
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 94.9 -2.9 2.7 0.4 3.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 115.0 1.9 1.4 0.1 7.8
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 92.0 0.5 -0.7 2.2 -2.7
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 95.5 0.3 -1.2 -1.2 -1.0
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 110.7 1.7 -0.9 1.0 4.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 91.0 1.2 0.8 -1.7 -1.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 80.8 0.0 -0.3 -1.4 -10.4
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 91.4 1.5 0.8 -1.7 -1.3
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 90.5 -1.2 1.4 -1.5 -1.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 98.7 -1.0 0.8 -1.3 -3.8
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 107.6 1.0 -0.4 -1.3 -0.3
Intermediate goods 94.3 -0.5 0.0 0.8 -0.3
Consumer durables 106.6 -2.1 4.4 1.3 2.8
Consumer non-durables 105.1 1.0 -0.7 1.0 1.6
Energy 94.0 1.0 0.2 -1.9 0.4
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • (3) Last three months / previous three months
  • (4) Last three months / same three months of previous year
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES.

Over a year, manufacturing output was up by 0.7%

Output of the last three months (February to April 2024) was higher than that of the same months of the previous year in the manufacturing industry (+0.7%). It increased more moderately in the whole industry (+0.3%).

Over this one-year period, output went up in the “other manufacturing industries” (+2.0%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.7%). It went up sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+16.8%). On the contrary, it decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (‑4.7%), in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (‑1.7%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (‑1.8%).

Output in some energy-intensive industries remained low compared to their 2021 level

In the context of high electricity and gas prices invoiced to firms given the contracts agreed in 2022 and 2023 for 2024, energy-intensive industries are particularly exposed to rising production costs, which may affect their output. Output of the last three months (February to April 2024) remained thus down sharply compared to that of the second quarter of 2021 (last quarter before the sharp rise of energy prices), particularly in the manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys (‑27.7%), the manufacture of basic chemicals (‑12.6%), in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard (‑9.6%) and the manufacture of glass and glass products (‑9.4%).

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries
Pulp, paper and paperboard (171) Basic chemicals (201) Glass and glass products (231) Basic iron and steel and ferro-alloys (241) Basic precious and other non-ferrous metals (244)
2024-04 87.83 83.89 89.85 71.3 97.83
2024-03 88.5 90.45 89.01 73.15 97.91
2024-02 93.14 84.48 90.73 76.37 99.67
2024-01 83.65 83.91 84.88 77.08 95.48
2023-12 81.96 85.74 82.69 83.46 102.17
2023-11 83.73 90.34 85.28 84.81 94.51
2023-10 83.96 92.03 85.24 74.52 93.29
2023-09 85.52 88.72 88.4 85.14 90.96
2023-08 84.75 83.45 89.19 82.9 92.3
2023-07 83.8 84.69 91.33 58.64 90.56
2023-06 74.14 83.68 92.19 48.52 93.63
2023-05 78.26 87.57 96.74 58.67 92.45
2023-04 78.61 83.54 94.32 82.16 90.86
2023-03 76.08 81.12 95.46 84.41 90.76
2023-02 79.31 83.63 96.55 60.2 91.21
2023-01 79.2 78.66 97.83 82.48 87.14
2022-12 82.21 79.35 100.09 79.11 97.76
2022-11 85.05 78.09 100.32 81.07 88.73
2022-10 95.03 77.25 106.41 85.77 88.4
2022-09 95.77 84.09 106.97 80.86 91.81
2022-08 93.71 87.32 101.98 91.09 93.1
2022-07 94.55 93.83 100.8 87.02 96.16
2022-06 98.32 94.08 103.13 97.38 93.83
2022-05 99.6 93.07 101.58 94.29 97.58
2022-04 96.83 92.4 101.76 96.41 95.02
2022-03 102.42 98.29 104.84 93.74 98.31
2022-02 101.42 94.63 104.12 100.7 93.25
2022-01 102.49 101.61 104.9 100.44 97.17
2021-12 105.35 103.59 106.53 100.5 96.88
2021-11 100.49 103.09 104.75 97.41 105.56
2021-10 98.38 101.11 101.87 99.97 101.45
2021-09 99.03 98.94 101.14 103.26 92.62
2021-08 103.22 97.43 99.71 100.13 101.62
2021-07 101.78 98.86 100.38 104.88 101.14
2021-06 99.09 99.78 99.06 99.72 102.61
2021-05 98.94 96.34 99.55 100.46 98.79
2021-04 99.88 100.07 98.81 105.43 100.0
2021-03 99.18 103.41 95.31 98.29 100.59
2021-02 97.15 98.32 96.67 95.42 98.63
2021-01 97.51 99.06 96.23 94.53 100.11

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries

  • Source: INSEE.

The monthly evolution of the March 2024 manufacturing index has been revised upwards

Compared to the previous release, the evolution of the manufacturing index between February and March 2024 has been revised upwards by 0.1 points (after rounding) at ‑0.4% instead of ‑0.5%. The evolution of the index for the whole industry has been revised upwards by 0.1 points (after rounding) at ‑0.2% instead of ‑0.3%.

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
March 2024 / Feb. 2024 Feb. / Jan. 2024 Jan. 2024 / Dec. 2023 Q1 2024 / Q4 2023 2023 / 2022
Industry (BE) 0.14 0.05 -0.17 -0.08 0.02
raw serie -0.02 0.16 -0.22 -0.11 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.16 -0.11 0.05 0.03 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.15 0.10 -0.21 -0.10 0.02
raw serie -0.03 0.21 -0.28 -0.12 0.03
SA-WDA parameters 0.18 -0.11 0.07 0.02 -0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between February and March 2024 is revised by 0.15 points, -0.03 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.18 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES.

For more information

The methodology of the industrial production index is explained in “Industrial Production Index with Base Year 2015”, Insee Méthodes no 133 – July 2019 (link at the bottom of this page).

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